|KHS Flite 2000 Frameset||Broom|
Oct 17, 2001 10:17 AM
|Does anyone know anything about the KHS Flite 2000 frameset in terms of the quality, build, ride, etc? I do know that its built with 7005 main triangle and chainstays and a carbon fiber wishbone seatstay. The fork is carbon also. But that's about all that I know. I'm curious as what you think of the ride and handling.
I also don't know too much about the company as I always thought that they only manufactured MTBs. GVH has the frameset listed for $650. Is that a good price?
Oct 18, 2001 12:17 AM
|The frame is a superb performer - better value for your $$ than you'll find anywhere else. I've assembled a number of them with different gruppos for riders ranging from world class to recreational. (The current World Duathlon champ rides one - in preference to his Cannondale and C40 bikes). The fork is oversize (alloy steerer) and the bike is comfortable to ride (wishbone-shaped chainstays to go with the carbon seatstay). You have to be a bit careful fitting DA BB's - sand the paint off the BB flange mating face on the frame to avoid paint chipping when you tighten up the BB. Otherwise the frame represents EXACTLY the kind of ride/performance as the De Rosa Planet/Merak and Pinarello Prince, or any of the other alloy/carbon hybrids. Go price some of those.|
Oct 18, 2001 2:08 PM
|I've checked it out up close but haven't had the pleasure of riding one ... yet! From all I could see it's a very fine machine that will likely outperform a number of models twice its price and then some.|| |